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Algae - Food and Feed

Edible Sea-weeds 

Hydrocolloids

Animal and Fish Feed

Algae-Useful Substances

Pigments

PUFAs

Vitamins

Anti-oxidants


Algae for Pollution Control

Other Novel Applications

Alginates from Algae


Alginates are cell-wall constituents of brown algae (Phaeophyceae). Brown seaweed contains mixed alginic acid salts, which are the basic raw materials used in the production of alginates.  Alginate is a polymer consisting of sequences of α-L-guluronic acid and β-D-mannuronic acid.  Alginates are referred to as either high-M or high-G alginates, depending on the ratio of the two monomers that form the alginate molecule            

Species of Algae Used: 

  • Macrocystis pyrifera
  • Ascophyllum nodosum
  • Laminaria hyperborean
  • Laminaria japonica
  • Lessonia nigrescens
  • Lessonia flavicans
  • Ecklonia maxima
  • Durvillea antarctica
  • Durvillea potatorum 

Applications 

  • In the food industry, alginates have an excellent functionality as a thickening agent, gelling agent, emulsifier stabilizer, texture-improver (for noodles), to improve the quality of food. The unique properties of alginate are utilized in foods like ice cream, jelly, lactic drinks, dressings, instant noodle, and beer.
  • Alginate is used in textile printing, ice cream, jelly, lactic drinks, dressings, instant noodle, and beer.
  • Alginate is used for the production of welding rod, as a binder of flux. It is also used as a binder and thickening agent for pet-food, fish feed.
  • In pharmaceutical industry, alginic acid is compounded into tablets to accelerate disintegration of tablet for faster release of medicinal component. Alginate forms gel in the high-acidic stomach and protect stomach mucosa.
  • In cosmetics, alginate is used in cosmetics area with several applications with its functionality of thickener and moisture retainer. Alginate helps retaining the color of lipstick on lip surface by forming gel-network